Fresh pineapple chunks were used in this recipe. I urge you to NOT substitute canned pineapple chunks as they will not expel any natural juices during cooking. It is the natural juice of the pineapple that really brings all the flavors together as the juice reduces and thickens over very high heat.
For non-Japanese who say they like Japanese food but still shy away from raw seafood, apart from tempura, yakitori has got to be the most preferred Japanese dish. It's safe and comforting because of its familiarity as it has its counterpart in almost … »
Last night, there was a replay of the No Reservations episode shot in Singapore and, suddenly, I missed Singapore. I love the vibrancy of that city-state -- the food stalls where the food is so good it seems silly to go to pricey restaurants, the … »
Before I learned to appreciate the raw seafood in Japanese cuisine, I was smitten with tonkatsu and that was what I'd order in just about every Japanese restaurant that I went to. Tonkatsu is deep-fried breaded pork ("ton") cutlets ("katsu") … »
Boneless chicken cutlets are marinated in sauces and spices, wrapped in aromatic pandan leaves and fried until crisp and browned. These nuggets are so flavorful they don't need a dipping sauce and they are great as finger food or served with rice as … »
It is curious how one finds the basic sweet and sour dish in the cuisine of every Southeast Asian country. We Filipinos have our escabeche; the Thai have their Pad Preow Wan Kai (they even have a name for their sweet and sour sauce -- Nam Jim Priao … »
A chicken soup with coconut cream that is known alternatively as tom kha gai, gai dom kha or tom khaa kai. The recipes vary but they all for the same Thai chicken soup with coconut cream, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. I tried it at a … »
Chicken satay without peanuts. I couldn't believe it myself having associated satay with peanut butter. But this recipe from Vietnamese Cooking Made Easy (recipes by Nongkran Daks, Alexandra Greeley and Wendy Hutton; published by Periplus) is … »